A Blu-ray contains a much higher quality of audio compared to what is found on DVDs and CDs. By specifications itself, a Blu-ray disc standard requires LPCM, core DTS and basic Dolby Digital decoding. Sometimes it even contains TrueHD and DTS-HD MA. In short, you can get very high-quality audio from your Blu-ray players. Now, the only challenge is how do you extract audio from Blu-ray in the format you need like AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV and more without too much effort. You need not fret much over this, because DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper for Win/Mac is a Blu-ray audio extractor is a tool that can perform this task in just a few clicks.
DVDFab is an amazing great utility which is an all-in-one solution for all your audio-video extraction, conversion and editing needs. It is blazingly fast compared to its competitors, goes through regular updates making sure that you get a stable product, adds new functionalities as and when there is a development in the multimedia market which affects its usability like copyright protection tools which prevent ripping of Blu-rays and DVDs. DVDFab can be downloaded and used on a Trial basis for 30 days which gives you a chance to test out its capabilities and then you can confidently take a decision to buy it.
Before I proceed with the exact steps to extract audio from Blu-ray, I do realize that many of our readers might be trying to extract not the whole audio but only a portion from a video track. To help you with this, we divide this article into 2 parts. First, we will discuss how to extract the whole audio track and then we will see how to extract just a part of the audio track.
Download and install DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper on your Windows or Mac computer. Once the installation is done, launch the software.
If your Blu-ray is already inserted in the disc drive then it will be automatically added to the DVDFab main screen. Otherwise, click on the + icon in the center of the interface or use the +Add button to load the Blu-ray ISO/folder from a local directory or network drive.
Select the Ripper widget in the top menu, then click on the Profile Switcher button. Go to the Audio section and select the type of audio output you want to rip from your Blu-ray.
On the main screen of the Windows/Mac DVDFab application, you can now choose the titles for which you want to extract audio from Blu-ray. By default, the main title is selected. Make sure you have the Toggle Switch in the ON position to have the customizations options enabled for you.
Now that you have selected the audio tracks to extract from Blu-ray, you can use the Advanced Settings section to customize the audio track. You can change the channel, split the track by chapters, change sample or bit rate of the tracks.
Once the customizations are finalized, it is time to rip audio from Blu-ray and generate output file. Select the location where these files will be stored from the bottom “Save to” section of the DVFab application of Win or Mac. The output file can be saved locally on any mounted directory. Click on the Start button to start the extraction of audio from Blu-ray. You can track the progress of this task in the Task Queue section. You can even schedule the process to start at a later time, like in the night when you are done with the work.
The task can be paused or cancelled at any point in time. Historical tasks can be found in the Archive section of Task Queue, just completed tasks (since DVDFab is running) can be seen in the Finished Tasks and currently running tasks are in the Current Tasks section.
To get a trimmed portion of Blu-ray as audio, we need to use a video profile causally to set the portion we want to get as an audio clip
Assuming that you have already loaded the Blu-ray to extract audio from, go to the Profile Switcher and select any video profile.
Go to the main screen on your Win/Mac computer and click on the Video Edit button to open the DVDFab Video Editor. Select the Trim button and select the section to trim by using the sliders or by directly specifying the Start and End time of the clip you want to extract audio from Blu-ray. Play the Preview appearing at top to verify that you have made the correct selection and then click on OK.
After coming to the main screen, again click on the Profile Switcher and select the Audio section this time and choose the audio format you are using this Blu-ray audio extractor for.
You will notice a Scissor icon appearing in the Runtime column against the Blu-ray title from which you are extracting the audio from.
After selecting the required format, come to the main screen. Click on this Advanced Settings button and use it to change the advanced properties of the audio. Select the bit rate, sample rate, channels, use Split if you want to split audio files by chapters and/or change the volume to more or less than 100%. Click on OK once you have selected the modifications you want to do.
Note: If this is something that you are going to be doing frequently, you can save your current Advanced Settings selections as a Profile. Creating Profiles is useful for any task you are going to do regularly with DVDFab for Mac/Win and involves doing changes in the Advanced Settings section.
Now that you have selected the titles and done any modifications required through the Advanced Settings section, it is time to extract audio from Blu-ray in an audio file format. But before that, you might want to change the output folder from the default that is mentioned in the “Save to” section. Click on the folder icon to select a path on your system directories where you want to save the output audio file. Click on the Start button to start the process of ripping Blu-ray to audio.
You can also download its mobile app with which you can track the progress of the task from your smartphone.
Or, if you plan to start this task later in the day when your other tasks are finished on the computer, you can schedule it to start at a particular time. You can even set the computer to Hibernate or Shut down after the process is complete which is great if you are doing ripping Blu-ray to audio since Blu-ray tracks are quite big in size and can take quite some time.
That completes our tutorial for both - using DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper for extract complete audio track for a title as well as extracting a trimmed audio clip from a Blu-ray title. The steps are exactly the same on Mac as described above using a Windows computer.
If you also want to extract audio files from videos, please have a look at how to convert videos to MP3/AAC/FLAC.
① Rip and convert Blu-rays to watch on PCs, smartphones, tablets, etc.
② Extract the audio tracks from Blu-rays and output as audio files
③ Support all the popular audio & video formats like MP3, MP4, MKV, etc.
④ Support to edit the videos like cropping, trimming, and more
⑤ Support GPU hardware acceleration to convert much faster